Local Wedding: Two local families were united when Holly Thomas Mitton, daughter of Rodney and Katie Mitton and Glenn Matthews, son of Sid and Sandra were married in the beautiful surrounds of the Grenfell Country Club Gardens on April 14 2012.
Holly was attended by her sisters Abby Gold as Matron of Honour and Ashleigh Mitton and her best friend Sarah Stevens, Bridesmaids.
Glenn was ably supported by Brad Teague as Best Man with Groomsmen being his brother Graeme and friend Andrew Hampton.
Maddison Martin, niece of the bride and daughter of Daniel Martin and Ashleigh Mitton was flowergirl.
The bride’s and attendant’s bouquets were made of wheat from the Matthews’ farm.
For ‘something old’ sister in law Sarah Crewson made white gloves from Holly’s mother’s wedding dress for her to wear on this very special day.
The beautiful wedding cake was made by Glenn’s aunty, Sharyn Bradtke.
A reception followed at the Country Club.
The happy couple honeymooned for one week at Hamilton Island and did a cruise of the Great Barrier Reef and enjoyed a helicopter ride.
The newly married couple have made their home in Canberra.
Happy Birthday: Keith Davies enjoyed lunch with his wife Noelene on Sunday June 16 to celebrate his 60th birthday. Noelene, who takes many photographs, is very camera shy opted out of this one. Keith did not mind having his photograph taken with good friend Neville Condon.
Best Family in Town: Not too many towns can boast that that have the Best family in their band.
The Best family were united once again on Anzac Day playing and marching with the Grenfell Town and District Band and again during the Henry Lawson Festival Parade.
Paul Best, Band Master and his brother Michael, sister in law Loy and their children Grace, Shannon and Henry all enjoy playing in the local band.
The Bernard’s also are another great family of band members, as was former Band Master Jacko Birch and his family.
Australia by Bicycle: Ian Evans from Elora Ontario, Canada arrived in Western Australia in April prior to embarking on his journey of a lifetime down under.
This ambitious fundraiser undertaken by Evans while pursuing a long-held personal goal of bicycling across Australia from Perth to Sydney, much of it in relatively inhospitable terrain, Evans hopes to raise $10,000 for Habitat for Humanity.
Ian set off from Perth on his specialised tri-cross bicycle for his 5000 km journey on April 28, following the coast down south from Perth to Albany then up to Kalgoorlie before crossing the Nullarbor to Adelaide then Melbourne, Mildura, across the Hay Plains to West Wyalong, Grenfell, Cowra, Bathurst, Lithgow and Katoomba and finally Bondi Beach by Friday June 22.
Fully loaded (camping gear, food, 10 litres of water etc) the bicycle carries around 45kgs (100lbs).
Ian had a stop-over in Grenfell and was shown the sights by Terry and me.
He was very impressed with the town and in particular the beautiful old buildings.
He enjoyed his visit to the Railway Station, Men’s Shed, O’Brien’s Lookout and Henry Lawson’s birthplace.
He sincerely thanks Laurel and Carol and staff at the Railway Hotel for looking after him and Trudy and Steve at the Caltex Star Diner for providing breakfast.
Grenfell Pre-School and Long Day Care Centre: Family members and Staff of the Grenfell Pre-School and Long Day Care Centre enjoyed a picnic morning and lunch in Rotary Park recently.
The Grenfell Lions Club provided a Jumping Castle for the children to enjoy, whilst Pre-School Director Sharon Grant and her staff did the artistic work on angelic little faces.
A free sausage sandwich was cooked by the dads and distributed by the mums.
This was a great day and enjoyed by all. Although the children were disappointed to see the jumping castle come down, they all enjoyed helping to get the air out and roll it up.
Sincere Sympathy: Sincere sympathy is extended to the family of the late Glenn Hands of Bathurst.
Glenn is survived by his wife Wendy (Lamkin) formerly of Grenfell and sons Leigh, Paul, Jeffery and the wives and partners.
Glenn’s in laws Dot and Ron Lamkin attended the funeral in Bathurst on Tuesday June 19.
CWA Evening Branch International Night: Members of the community are invited to come along and join the CWA Evening Branch at their International Night, with the Country of Study being Timor-Leste (commonly known as East Timor) and learn more about our neighbour’s country and enjoy traditional cuisine prepared by Carol Logan at Fettlers Restaurant. Cost for the evening is just $25 p/p.
Bookings must be made by Monday June 25 with Deidre Carroll on 63431574 or by email email@example.com.